Alaina Lopez, M.S., LPC-S, CART, RPT
Founder of Heart To Heart Counseling Services, LLC. Alaina Sanderson Lopez is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, and Registered Play Therapist. Alaina has over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Alaina believes therapy can help us identify our strengths and personal successes for ourselves, as well as, our children. Therapy is an investment in the personal growth and well being of an individual. Alaina strives to provide a warm, trusting, open, and supportive relationship for her clients. The therapeutic relationship is a partnership between the client and the therapist, and is based on trust, and respect to achieve the client’s goal.
My approach is eclectic. It incorporates elements of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative, acceptance, and commitment, emotionally focused, and positive therapy approaches. Utilizing these approaches we will learn to understand the past so we can understand how you were impacted by the past currently to create a healthy future.
Areas of Specialization
Anger Management • Personal Growth • Play Therapy • Depression • Parenting Skills • ADHD/ADD • Stress Management • Foster Parenting • Coping Skills • Anxiety • Bipolar • Couples Counseling, Building Health Relationships *Social Phobia *Work life Balance * Feeling emotionally neglected from parents* Life Coaching
Tiffany Martin, M.S., LPC
Lauren Robinson, M.Ed., LPC
Lauren received her undergraduate degree at East Texas Baptist University where she studied Child Development. She then continued her education where she received her Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. Lauren has 7 years of experience working with children and families as a previous elementary/middle school teacher and mental health advocate.
Lauren strives to co-create an environment where clients feel safe, reinforced and challenged to become the best possible versions of themselves. Lauren recognizes that every person she serves comes with exceptional backgrounds, and through the growth of expressive relationships, to assess spiritual, emotional, psychological, and cognitive needs to progress individualized treatment plans for all clients.
Areas of Specialization
Children/adolescents, Personal Growth, Play Therapy, ADHD/ADD, Coping Skills, Anxiety, and Depression
Dr. Nneka Nnadozie
Dr. Nneka Nnadozie is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Texas. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology in Sacramento, CA in 2015, where she obtained specialized training in forensic psychology. She became passionate about working with sex trafficking victims and survivors while conducting her dissertation research on adult prostituted women. She continues her work with sex trafficking victims by providing individual and group psychotherapy to youth survivors and their caregivers. Dr. Nnadozie also developed and implemented a versatile and interactive curriculum for preventing child sexual exploitation. The curriculum, Standing for and Achieving Youth Empowerment (S.A.Y.E.), is a fundamental prevention program for youth who are at-risk for being trafficked, and it can be taught to qualified mental health professionals in diverse settings. Dr. Nnadozie is the owner and founder of 360 Therapy & Psychological Services, LLC where she uses a trauma-informed approach for both psychotherapy and psychological evaluations. She focuses on helping youth and adults become aware of how their trauma history affects the mind and body, and in essence hinders their mental and physical wellbeing. She is passionate about providing developmentally appropriate and culturally competent trauma-informed therapy and psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. She is also impassioned about helping clients advocate for themselves and transform from trauma victims to survivors. More personally, Dr. Nnadozie is a native Houstonian and enjoys reading, shoe shopping, exploring different restaurants, and traveling in her free time.
Claudine Kirby, LPC-Associate
Claudine holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling with knowledge of behavioral and therapeutic interventions. She has experience in crisis interventions, motivational interviewing, family systems and care coordination. Claudine’s primarily focuses on overall health and well-being: by providing insight into how the mind and body affect symptom presentations. She also works to provide insight and understanding of how behavioral patterns and subconscious choices can be challenged to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Meredith Villafana, Business Operations Manager
Meredith joined our practice in 2018 and is a contractor for behavioral health practitioners. She studied business and accounting. She has extensive experience in credentialing and billing. Her creativity, entrepreneurial and leadership skills have greatly contributed to the expansion and success of the practice. Meredith coordinates patient-relation functions, business operations, other collaborative business efforts. Her passion and awareness for the mental health industry are a perfect match for this practice representing and innovative, forefront organization.
Nicholez Lopez, M.ED, CART, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
I focus on helping clients control their anger positively and in a healthy way, tailoring treatment to the needs of the client. Maybe you must meet court requirements or use for personal growth, anger management involves cognitive, behavioral, and insight oriented therapy. Clients often find inspiration developed through anger management training and translates into improved emotional function in other aspects of daily life. Providing clients with tools they can use when they leave a session. Sometimes it’s information, sometimes it’s techniques but mostly, it’s leaving empowered with a new perspective and abilities.
Nyree Walker Pringle, Lamar University Graduate Intern M.A.
Education in Marriage Couple and Family Counseling
Expected Graduation Date December 2021
Currently, Nyree is a Lamar University Graduate Intern. In addition, she is a highly dedicated educator of 22 years in nurturing students and families, while helping and empowering youth to build the confidence, knowledge, and wisdom to become their best selves. As an aspiring marriage, couple, and family therapist, Nyree possesses a multicultural competence, knowledge, and awareness coupled with a passion for learning. In essence, Nyree prides herself on her commitment as an advocate for the positive cultivation, academic, and social and emotional development that enriches the lives of people from all walks of life.